Cranford candidates square off at forum

Incumbents Kalnins and Adubato challenged by McCarthy and Salvatore

CRANFORD – Last week at the League of Women Voters Candidates Forum, four candidates running for two open seats on the township committee debated the most pressing issues affecting Cranford. On Nov. 4, two Republican incumbents, Andy Kalnins and Lisa Adubato, will go up against Democratic challengers Brian McCarthy and Rob Salvatore. The Republicans currently […]

‘This can’t be real’

Families in Union County battle heroin addiction, and one Cranford mom asks ‘why my little girl?’

CRANFORD — There was a time when Lynn, 44, of Cranford, lived a normal life in this sleepy river town of 23,000, but not anymore. That was a lifetime ago for this mother whose face betrays the living hell of knowing that tonight, tomorrow or next week, she could get a call informing her that her […]

Fate of Cranford’s favorite tree hangs in the balance

Officials debate what to do with ‘Old Peppy’

CRANFORD – The fate of the township’s oldest tree and favorite symbol, “Old Peppy,” continues to be debated, but officials could be close to removing it. The township has been debating what to do with the pepperidge tree located in Lincoln Park, which is on Lincoln Avenue near the corner of Benjamin Street. The massive […]

Cranford: Plenty of parking despite farmers market on Thursdays

A handful of businesses are complaining about the market taking up nearby parking spaces

CRANFORD – A handful of downtown business owners fear the comeback of the weekly farmers market has already put a sizeable dent in customer parking and could continue to chase away much needed business dollars. The market, which restarted July 10 after being absent for several years, consists of approximately seven vendors in tents set […]

Decision not final for site of UCC field

CRANFORD – The decision of whether the Union County College proposed athletic field ends up at Oak Ridge Park in Clark is far from being written in stone at this point. At the June 24 Union County College Board of Trustees meeting, the board did pave the way for President Margaret McMenamin to begin negotiating […]

Cranford High School seniors receive awards at recent Senior Awards Ceremony

CRANFORD — Cranford High School recently held their Senior Awards Ceremony and the following students received awards. • Cranford High School Awards for Outstanding Achievement, Top 5 percent of the Class of 2014. Recipients: Ana DiGiovanni, Kerry Dugandzic, Lucas Jayne, Kevin Kaiser, Carly Maucione, Michael Murphy, Thomas Philip, Megan Pringle, Melanie Santos, Joseph Tobin, Rachael […]

Cranford Rec to hold summer tennis clinic in July

CRANFORD — The Cranford Recreation and Parks Department announced a new summer tennis clinic for boys and girls ages 13 to 18. The clinic will take place at Hillside Avenue Tennis Courts on Thursdays, from 6 to 8 p.m. starting Thursday, July 10, and ending Thursday, July 31. The clinic is designed for girls and […]

Cranford West re-opening for summer season

CRANFORD — The Cranford Recreation and Parks Department announced that Cranford West will be re-opening on July 4 weekend. Cranford West is a rustic-style camp located in Hope. Cranford residents have the opportunity to unwind after a long week to enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking and the local scenery and attractions the area has to […]

Union County College Board agrees to look at Oak Ridge Park as possible site for new athletic field

Editor’s note: The following story is an update to a previously posted story concerning Union County College’s plans to build a new athletic field. The original story can be found at the end of this story. A more in-depth and updated story will appear in the July 3 issue of Union County LocalSource. CRANFORD – […]

SCORE seminar to be held at Cranford Community Center on June 24

CRANFORD — A representative of SCORE will present a seminar, “Email Marketing: Simple Strategies for Success,” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., on Tuesday, June 24, at 7 p.m. The program is sponsored by Cranford Public Library and all are welcome. Registration is required. To register, call the library at 908-709-7272 and ask […]

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